Saturday, December 29, 2007
St George's, Blue Mountains, Ontario
The first St George's was a frame building erected in 1862. It was replaced by the present brick structure constructed on the same site and completed in 1899. In 1980, an addition was built, providing a meeting room, nursery, rector's study and washrooms.
An ongoing ministry is to Mexican migrant workers. Every summer the Mexicans work in the area's apple orchards and although most are Roman Catholic, they have been welcomed at St. George's in the absence of a Roman Catholic church in the community. They frequently participate in Sunday services by reading the Gospel in Spanish and the St. George's congregation has learned the appropriate Spanish responses.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Church of the Transfiguration, London, Ontario
An anonymous donation made it possible to build a church. Designed by Philip Carter Johnson, it has the parish hall in the basement and a church on the upper level.
Doors (left) were created by A. A. Fatouros representing the transfiguration. From top clockwise, Jesus Christ - the fish with a cross; St. John - the winged serpent rising out of the challis; Moses and Elijah - the tablets showing the ten commandments; St. Peter - the three golden keys and St. James - the three clam shells and the raised sword. The weather damaged the doors and they now hang in the church office.
In April 2007, Rev. Canon Beverley Wheeler was appointed part time Priest in Charge
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Originally in a rural area the church is now part of the city which has grown around it. The parish hall, with stage and kitchen facilities, is active with weekday social clubs and evening meetings of the scouting and guiding movements.
Rector is the Rev. Heather Robinson who is Regional Dean for Brant/Norfolk.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
St John the Evangelist, London, Ontario
Clergy are Rev Canon Don Ford, Rev Rob Luxton and Rev Patricia Dobbs-Luxton.
An Old Fashioned New Year's Eve takes place again this year. Tickets are $30 (children under 16 free) available at the church office. The dance will be lead by Guelph band Relative Harmony with fiddle, mandolin, guitar and keyboard. Finger foods all evening and New Year is welcomed with champagne and desserts.
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